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I Forgive You for Not Being Perfect, Dad

My Real Memoir Mark Twain famously said, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much … Continue reading

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Perfect Love

Thought for the Week The term “casts out” in the original Greek means to displace, the process by which one thing replaces another, just as air displaces water in a submarine, causing the submarine to rise to the surface–because the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights in whom there is no variation or shadow of changing.” ~James 1:17  

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Don’t Look for Christmas

The percentage of people, who celebrate Christmas only on December the 25th is probably pretty small. Why? Well, apart from watching Hallmark Christmas movies starting in June, it’s because they celebrate it when they can. My wife and I flew … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

We woke up to snow this morning. So, on the one hand we’ll have a white Christmas. Yay! On the other hand, as soon as I’m done posting this, I have go out and shovel our driveway in -8° weather … Continue reading

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20 Different Versions of Jingle Bells

“Jingle Bells” is one ofthe most widely sung tunes in the world, although its lyrics vary from country to country. It was written by one-hit-wonder James Lord Pierpont (for Thanksgiving) in remembrance of the sleigh races in his hometown of … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary of the End of the World!

Well, this is a holiday celebrated by no one. And yet, it seems at least worth mentioning that on this date ten years ago a series of cataclysmic events destroyed our planet. Or not. It all began with the end … Continue reading

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My Christmas Gift to You

Source: Knitographical The Shepherds Please feel free to read or share this story with your family, friends, co-workers, church group, or others.* ~Love, Mitch Dan and Trish Shepherd herded their flock, two teens and three little ones, “the meemies,” into … Continue reading

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Put the X Back in Xmas!

Thought for the Week People often assume that the term “Xmas” is an attempt to take “Christ” out of Christmas. But did you know that: The term Xmas dates all the way back to the Middle Ages. X is an … Continue reading

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Us…Together

We’re transcontinental. After we moved our little nuclear family to Ohio almost eighteen years ago, our youngest child Beth moved back to California to attend college, stay, and start a little clan of her own. Meanwhile, our extended family members … Continue reading

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